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News in 2023

Pay by Phone changes

Thursday 14 December 2023

If you’re paying for parking using Pay by Phone in our on-campus pay and display car parks, the duration of parking time selected can now be rolled over into the following day.

Latest posting dates for Christmas

Monday 4 December 2023

If you're sending letters or parcels to family or friends over the festive season, check out the last posting dates for your mail to arrive before 25 December.

Announcement of new Dean of Hull York Medical School

Monday 20 November 2023

We are delighted to announce that we have appointed Professor Matt Morgan as the new Dean of Hull York Medical School when Professor Una Macleod steps down at the end of December.

Winter safety on campus

Monday 20 November 2023

As the weather gets colder, we aim to make it as safe and easy as possible to travel around campus.

Calling all cyclists - light up, be seen and be safe!

Friday 17 November 2023

The Travel and Transport team will be at the Field Lane crossroads on Tuesday 28 November between 4pm to 6pm, sharing their best tips and advice on keeping you and your bike safe, whilst cycling this winter.

Let's Talk Water Safety

Thursday 16 November 2023

Join the Campus Safety team and guests at Greg's Place on Wednesday 22 November, between 11am and 1pm for live demos and informative talks.

Sustainability report 2022-23

Wednesday 15 November 2023

The University's Sustainability Report details progress made towards our Sustainability Plan over the 2022-23 academic year.

Does your bike need some TLC?

Tuesday 14 November 2023

Join the group maintenance session on Monday 20 November, 10am to 11.30am in Goodricke College (booking is required).

Changes to how we offer IT support

Friday 10 November 2023

We are making some changes to the way you access IT support at the University.

Footpath closure - Campus West

Thursday 9 November 2023

The footpath that runs from Harewood Way to the covered walkway on Campus West will be closed for two weeks from Monday 13 November.

Remembrance events and a vigil for peace

Thursday 9 November 2023

Members of the University are invited to mark Remembrance Day, and to take part in a Vigil for Peace.

Adam Dawkins, University Secretary, moves to University of Sunderland

Wednesday 8 November 2023

Read the full statement from the Vice-Chancellor.

First Bus diversions - 66 and 67

Wednesday 1 November 2023

There will be route diversions to 66 and 67 First Buses on 2 November and 20 November due to planned highway resurfacing and drainage works carried out by York City Council.

Be a Good Neighbour

Wednesday 1 November 2023

Problems with parking in the neighbouring area of Osbaldwick has resulted in a number of complaints from local residents and Councillors.

Important information: email from ZoomInfo

Tuesday 31 October 2023

Some University staff have reported recently receiving an email from an organisation called ‘ZoomInfo’ with the subject line ‘Notice of personal information processing.’

ESAY celebrates 2 year anniversary

Thursday 26 October 2023

Environmental Sustainability at York's (ESAY) latest report highlights some of their successes over the last 2 years, including showcasing how it has supported our University's Sustainability Plan.

James College bus route changes

Wednesday 25 October 2023

From Sunday 29 October, the bus stop located outside of James College will discontinue.

Changes to the C1 bus route

Monday 23 October 2023

From Sunday 29 October, the nearest bus stop servicing Halifax College will be Newton Way.

New provider for the Virtual Desktop Service

Monday 23 October 2023

IT Services have recently completed work to set up a new provider for the Virtual Desktop Service (VDS).

Kimberlow Lane road closure

Wednesday 11 October 2023

Don't get caught out - the road will be closed from Friday evening to Saturday evening.

University of York response to recent events in Israel, Gaza and the Middle East

Monday 9 October 2023

Information about the University's response to the ongoing events in Israel, Gaza and the Middle East, and about our support for those affected.

Updated Research Entities Policy and Annual Research Reviews (ARRs) process

Tuesday 3 October 2023

At University Research Committee (URC) this week, two key papers were presented and approved.

New design for Slack - coming soon

Monday 2 October 2023

Slack have developed a new design across their applications to help you stay organised, focused and productive.

York for Life

Tuesday 26 September 2023

Alumni engagement at York has had a makeover!

Launch of Check-In

Tuesday 26 September 2023

Our new digital student engagement tool to improve student welfare and wellbeing has officially launched.

University awarded for sustainable IT collaboration project

Monday 25 September 2023

The University has been awarded the Outstanding Collaborative project by a framework supplier by the UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC).

New University of York branded lock screen for managed Windows devices

Friday 22 September 2023

A new University of York branded lock screen will be deployed to all managed Windows staff devices and classroom PCs on Tuesday 10 October.

Significant changes to buses

Thursday 21 September 2023

First Bus are introducing new timetables, alterations to the free zone, bus numbers and bus routes across campus and into the city centre from 24 September.

Great York Cake Off

Friday 15 September 2023

Can you prove your bakes don't have soggy bottoms? Take part in the Great York Cake Off and help raise money for Stand Up to Cancer and Mentally Fit York.

Rollout of OneDrive to all staff

Monday 11 September 2023

We will be rolling out OneDrive to all staff on Tuesday 19 September.

Take part in York Environment Week 2023

Monday 11 September 2023

Take a look at the 60+ events taking place during York Environment Week, from 23 September until 1 October.

Bookmark the IT status page

Monday 4 September 2023

Although we work hard to minimise interruptions to IT across the University, sometimes our key services do experience disruptions

York Sport Village to be incorporated into the University

Tuesday 1 August 2023

From 1 August 2023, York Sport Village will cease to be a subsidiary of the University, and instead all of its trade and activities will be incorporated within the University itself.

Staff Survey update

Monday 24 July 2023

One year on, progress continues on the outcomes from the Staff Survey. 

Discount codes for First Bus

Monday 17 July 2023

First Bus are introducing fare increases across routes across York from 24 July. This increase will affect all buses across the city, including those routes to and from the University.

Updates to this year's National Student Survey

Tuesday 11 July 2023

This year there are some important changes to be aware of in relation to the publication of the National Student Survey (NSS) 2023 results: the month of publication is changing to August, and there were changes to the survey questions and response scales.

Changes to First Bus routes and fares

Wednesday 5 July 2023

First Bus have released the new timetable and routes for this academic year. They are also introducing fare increases across all routes from 24 July. If you plan on using the buses please read on.

Green Impact Awards 2023

Wednesday 28 June 2023

Green Impact is a programme supporting the implementation of environmentally and socially sustainable practices of staff within colleges and departments.

Choosing a renewable home for Viking, our new and improved high performance computing facility

Wednesday 28 June 2023

The University has invested £2.5 million to build a new Viking facility to replace the current ageing infrastructure.

Staff Summer Party 2023

Thursday 22 June 2023

The Vice-Chancellor invites you to our annual staff party.

Update: USS/ Capita data breach

Monday 5 June 2023

As you may have read in our previous update, Capita, a supplier to the USS Pension Scheme, suffered a data breach earlier this year which included personal data relating to scheme members.

New dashboard shows time saved by using digital tools

Tuesday 30 May 2023

A new dashboard shows that the time saved by staff using tools developed by the Digital Inclusion, Skills and Creativity team (DISC) has reached 62.9 working days.

Celebrating the work of IT at a department-wide showcase

Tuesday 30 May 2023

At the end of April, IT colleagues gathered together for the first ever IT Showcase at the Ron Cooke Hub.

USS/ Capita data breach: information for staff

Tuesday 16 May 2023

If you are or have been a member of the USS Pension Scheme then you may have received an email over the weekend regarding a data breach at their supplier, Capita.

Celebrating the impact of our York Unlimited goals

Wednesday 10 May 2023

Over the past four years, you’ve made a difference to the lives of students and researchers across the University.

Significant development work on campus begins

Tuesday 2 May 2023

A number of development works are due to start on Campus West over the next few weeks which may cause additional noise, and/or change the availability of car parking.

Campus East tipi removal

Monday 24 April 2023

The tipi on campus east, located near Piazza building, is set to be removed shortly, around the end of April.

Enabling two-factor authentication for Office 365 and OneDrive

Monday 24 April 2023

Over the coming weeks we will be rolling out Duo two-factor authentication to Office 365, which includes services such as OneDrive, Teams, Word, Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote.

New guide to using print alternatives

Tuesday 18 April 2023

As we look to reduce our environmental impact across the University, one focus is on cutting down on unnecessary printing across campus.

Changes to normal operation in the Ron Cooke Hub

Monday 17 April 2023

On Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 April some spaces in the Ron Cooke Hub will be out of use due to a live broadcasting of Question Time.

Tell us how you travel and win an iPad

Monday 17 April 2023

We are committed to improving our travel and transport provision, making it both enjoyable and accessible for all staff and students. It is important that we have an understanding of how you travel to and around the university, as well as what improvements you want to see made, whether you walk, cycle, take the bus, scoot or drive.

Work begins on new Student Centre site - from 3 May

Wednesday 12 April 2023

*UPDATED: Work to prepare the site for the new Student Centre now delayed from 17 April to 3 May 2023*

Changes to East Yorkshire bus services - from 2 April

Friday 24 March 2023

A number of East Yorkshire bus services, including Service 46, will operate differently from Sunday 2 April in order to improve reliability.

Closure of Car Park 3.1 (Campus North)

Thursday 16 March 2023

Due to road repairs outside of Car Park 3.1 (Campus North) behind Morrell Library / Harry Fairhurst building, the car park will be fully closed from 12am (midnight) on Wednesday 29 March and all day Thursday 30 March 2023.

Significant step for new Student Centre plans

Tuesday 14 March 2023

The proposed new Student Centre building in the centre of campus west has moved a step closer following the official submission for planning permission on 10 March 2023.

New Student Sustainability Opportunities Hub

Monday 6 March 2023

Today we are excited to announce the launch of the University of York's Student Sustainability Opportunities Hub.

Updates to Virtual Desktop Service

Tuesday 21 February 2023

IT Services are currently working on a project to replace the existing Virtual Desktop Service (VDS) with a new provider. The VDS allows staff and students to access certain apps which are usually only available on on-campus devices.

Security Services becomes Campus Safety

Tuesday 21 February 2023

The team formerly known as Security Services have been renamed to become Campus Safety and have relocated to the new Campus Safety Hub in Market Square.

A healthier happier York

Monday 20 February 2023

Today we are delighted to announce the launch of the University of York Strategy for Sport and Active Wellbeing 2023 - 2028.

Vote in our Art and Media competition (13 - 17 Feb)

Monday 13 February 2023

Help decide who should win an iPad as part of this year’s One Planet Week competition inspired by the theme Land and Nature.

Campus works: footpath closure

Friday 10 February 2023

The footpath that wraps around the Borthwick Institute for Archives building on Morrell Way will be closed from 20 February 2023.

Campus works: Water switch-off

Sunday 5 February 2023

Urgent works will affect water supply to 17 buildings on campus between 11:30pm and 2am on Wednesday 8 February

Volunteer with asylum seekers and refugees in York

Tuesday 31 January 2023

Are you looking for an opportunity to welcome people to York and help them improve their English?

Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week

Monday 30 January 2023

We're marking Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week (6 - 12 February) with a number of events, including a Light up the Night Walk on Monday 6 February.

One Planet Week 2023: Land and Nature

Thursday 26 January 2023

One Planet Week (13 -17 February) aims to provide a platform from which to promote awareness, and share knowledge and actions on sustainability to staff, students and the wider community.

How to access IT support

Tuesday 24 January 2023

Whether it’s connecting to Wifi, setting up two-factor authentication or using Zoom, the IT Services webpages are the best place to go to find information on using IT across the University.

Bus stop changes on University Road

Tuesday 10 January 2023

From Monday 9 January there will be temporary bus stop changes at the roundabout where University Road meets Wentworth Way.

Heating repairs on Campus West, Tuesday 10 January

Monday 9 January 2023

On Tuesday 10 January, between 10am and 4pm, heating in all Campus West buildings will be turned off to allow us to carry out an urgent repair to pipework.

Bike Doctor dates 2023

Wednesday 4 January 2023

New dates have been released for drop-in sessions, maintenance sessions and in-depth workshops.